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  1. Examples of xerogels include silica @[email protected] and dried out, compact, @[email protected] structures, such as gelatin or rubber.
  2. The definition proposed here is recommended as being more explicit.
PAC, 2007, 79, 1801. (Definitions of terms relating to the structure and processing of sols, gels, networks, and inorganic-organic hybrid materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2007)) on page 1808 [Terms] [Paper]